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Introduction to Game Design

Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 1h 35m
Language: English

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Video Score: 7.8 / 10
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Extra Content Score: 9.8 / 10

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Description

Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with our games. In this course you will understand what defines a “game” and the mechanics and rules behind different types of games. Through four linked assignments you’ll learn ways to create and describe a game concept, and specifically what makes a compelling game. This course focuses on the conceptual underpinnings of games, and all assignments can be completed with a pencil and paper – no previous programming knowledge is required.

You will learn

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Music and Art knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

How much does the Introduction to Game Design course cost? Is it worth it?

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Does the Introduction to Game Design course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

Coursera offers a 7-day free trial for subscribers.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

YES, you can get a scholarship or Financial Aid for Coursera courses. The first step is to fill out an application about your educational background, career goals, and financial circumstances. Learn more about financial aid on Coursera.

Who is the instructor? Is Fran Krause a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Fran Krause has created 2 courses that got 324 reviews which are generally positive. Fran Krause has taught 97682 students and received a 4.9 average review out of 324 reviews. Depending on the information available, Fran Krause is a TRUSTED instructor.
School of Film/Video
California Institute of the Arts
Fran Krause was born in Utica New York. After earning his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, he relocated to New York City, where he worked as an animator and story artist on several shows including Blue’s Clues, Superjail, Little Einsteins, and Saturday Night Live. His short film Mister Smile screened at over fifty film festivals and won top prizes at the Ottawa Animation Festival, the Atlanta Film and Video Festival, and the USA Film Festival. He also directed and co-created two pilots for Cartoon Network, Utica Cartoon and Upstate Four. Fran relocated to Los Angeles in 2010 to join the faculty in the Character Animation Department of CalArts. He has since animated for Buck Studios and National TV and worked on storyboards with Cartoon Network for Over the Garden Wall at Cartoon Network. He received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in 2014. Fran is the creator behind the popular
Deep Dark Fears comic series, which has been compiled into a book by Ten Speed Press and released in September 2015. See it here!

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Video: 1h 35m
Language: English

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